Université de Bordeaux

Bordeaux Summer School - Philosophy in biology and medicine

June 7th - June 10th, 2022

This summer school is organized by the PhilinBioMed network and the University of Bordeaux, within the framework of the Bordeaux Summer Schools program. It is open to second year Master students, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows from the fields of philosophy, life sciences, and medicine. Participants will learn to use interdisciplinary methods to address conceptual issues in scientific research. 

Course leaders will be present throughout the week providing examples of interdisciplinary research based on their own experience, as well as interacting and advising participants on their projects. Course leaders include Angela Potochnik (Cincinatti), Elliott Sober (Wisconsin), Paul Griffiths (Sydney), Alan Love (Minnesota), along with local organizers.

Previous editions

The first edition of this summer school took place in Bordeaux in 2019 and gathered 20 participants from 12 different countries. Course content focused on microbiota, symbiosis and individuality. Participants learnt how the microbiome shapes the development, health and behavior of the host, thus modifying the definition of individuality.

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